Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Agencies

Tamim helps Bangla stun lanka Dambulla: Opener Tamim Iqbal struck a century as Bangladesh stunned Sri Lanka by 90 runs, to take 1-0 lead in the series here on Saturday. Tamim made 127 off 142 balls while Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman added two more fifties, helping the visitors pass...

Manohar defers decision to step down as ICC chairman

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Dubai

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar on Friday deferred his recent decision to step down from the post until a successor is elected following the completion of the 2017 Annual Conference. The decision comes following an ICC Board resolution to request him to remain in post was passed with overwhelming support earlier this...

All eyes on Kohli’s fitness

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

Indian captain Virat Kohli was rendered a highly doubtful starter for the fourth and final Test against Australia, a scenario that has put the hosts under immense pressure on the eve of the decider of the bitterly fought series. With the high-voltage rubber locked at 1-1, things couldn't have got worse...

‘Will play only if I am 100% fit’

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

India captain Virat Kohli on Friday admitted that he is not even close to hundred percent fitness with a possibility that his right shoulder injury could get aggravated while fielding in the series decider here on Saturday. While he didn't confirm that he is out of the fourth and final Test...

Rahane more chilled out than Virat: Smith

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

Australia's Steve Smith on Friday felt Ajinkya Rahane will do a good job as skipper in the probable absence of Virat Kohli, terming the India vice-captain a "more chilled out guy" than his opposite number. Asked how much India would miss Kohli's leadership if he is forced to skip the series-deciding...

Release funds to state bodies: SC to BCCI

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by it to run the BCCI to release funds to state cricket associations, including HPCA, which is holding the last India-Australia test, for organising matches. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also considered the plea of Maharashtra, Karnataka...

Brazil, Argentina triumph

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | AP | SAO PAULO

Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another,...

ED notice to SRK, Gauri, Juhi for Rs 73 crore FEMA violation

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Mumbai

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday issued a show-cause notice to actor Shah Rukh Khan, his wife Gauri, actor-friend Juhi Chawla and others for alleged loss of Rs 73.6 crore foreign exchange in a FEMA case related to the T-20 cricket league IPL. The agency said it has also issued notice to...

Kochi gets May 15 deadline

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Kochi

FIFA's inspection team on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the pace of work at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, one of the six venues selected to host matches in the U-17 World Cup later this year, and set May 15 as deadline for completing work. "It's unfortunate, the state that JNI Stadium...

Hamilton fastest in 1st practice session

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | AP | MELBOURNE

Lewis Hamilton has already delivered the faster speeds that Formula One rule changes were designed to achieve, going under the racing lap record during practice Friday for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The three-time world champion had the fastest time in morning practice and his afternoon session time of 1 minute,...



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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Adiyanath asks party workers not to opt contractual work

27 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Asking party workers not to opt for contractual work in government sector Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi said that UP’s face will change in next two months as people have reposed faith on us and it is workers’ responsibility to ensure BJP fulfills all poll promises. “I appeal to the party workers and family members of law makers not to seek contract of government department...

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